Happy New Year from all of us at Kettle Cuisine! As we all ease into 2014 and ease out of holiday mode, we thought we’d share one of our perennial resolutions – to eat cleaner and more simply.
Eating clean is the practice of eating more whole foods (like lean protein, good-for-you carbs and fats, fresh fruits, and vegetables), avoiding and removing refined foods or foods with preservatives (like refined sugar), eating smaller meals more often (six times a day), and drinking plenty of water. If you’re intrigued, check out the Clean Eating guru, Tosca Reno.
When we talk about eating more simply, we mean cooking and enjoying food in a way that enhances its inherent flavor. Think simpler recipes that contain a few, excellent ingredients – just enough to reveal the essence of whatever you’re cooking. To quote the legendary Alice Waters, “When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.”
Truth is, eating cleaner and more simply is part of what we do every day when we make soup – taking care to use amazing ingredients from trusted purveyors and preparing them in a way that’s mindful of and designed to bring out their true flavors.
Don’t worry – we’re not about to tell anyone to get on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle – unless that’s what you’re passionate about! When it comes to resolving to do anything a little better, we always look within first, make small changes that working together make a big difference.
Have a resolution you’d like to share? Let us know.